President's Message

Thank you for your continued support of Starzen.

In the Japanese meat industry, we have worked to increase production of Wagyu and other domestic beef. Meanwhile, our business environment has changed significantly, with global population growth and increasing demand for meat, due to factors such as rising income levels in emerging countries.

We are called to respond to major changes in consumption and eating habits in the Japanese market caused by social changes including the declining birthrate and aging population, the increase in single households, women's social advancement, economic uncertainty and changing lifestyles.

The management vision of Starzen Group is "to become a global company that delivers everyday happiness through our food value chain.” We therefore hope to contribute to society through stable provision to the market of safe and reliable meat and processed meat, such as ham, sausage, hamburg steak, roast beef and so forth. To achieve this, we are actively strengthening procurement through cooperation with Japanese and overseas producers and promoting efforts with overseas packers.

In addition, we aim to strengthen our Japanese sales offices and its sales force, promoting the creation of a system that can respond to specific customer needs, while expanding the export business by establishing meat processing equipment of a superior safety and hygiene standard. We will respond to the changing demands with our comprehensive strength as “Team Starzen.”

At Starzen Group, we believe in promoting the creation of a workplace where each employee can fully utilize his or her ability and personality, which will lead to growth of the entire company and enable us to contribute to society.

We recognize that the concepts of diversity and greater engagement of women are important for corporate growth due to the steady decrease in the productive population as Japan becomes a full-scale aging society.

We will proactively advance systems and initiatives whereby women can work comfortably and will strive to expand opportunities for female employees. Furthermore, we will emphasize corporate social responsibility in our business activities, in areas such as compliance and environmental management.

We appreciate your patronage and hope for your continued support in the future.

Kazuhiko Yokota
Representative Director, President & CEO